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  • Writer's pictureManushya Foundation

📱Basic rights we have offline, including free speech, must also be protected online.

✍️📜 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights enshrines a set of human rights that must be universally safeguarded. However, the right to freedom of expression, including online, is frequently violated in authoritarian countries like Thailand, resulting in censorship, arrests, harassment, and stunted democracy.

📢 Join our campaign to #StopDigitalDictatorship and restore free speech online! Visit to learn more.

👉🏻 Read our past efforts to promote online freedom of expression in Southeast Asia:

  1. Freedom on the Net 2022: Internet Freedom Remained Under Threat in Thailand, 19 October 2022

  2. Joint Submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression: Freedom, Independence, Diversity of Media and the Safety of Journalists in Southeast Asia, January 2022

  3. Joint Submission to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: Human Rights Due Diligence, Tech Sector Responsibilities and Business Transparency, February 2022

  4. Joint Submission to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 'The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age: Mass surveillance, Digital Contact-tracing, Social Media Monitoring, and Data Requests in Southeast Asia', June 2022

  5. Thailand UPR III Factsheet on Digital Rights, 9 September 2021

  6. Thailand UPR III Joint Submission on Digital Rights to the 39th Session of the UPR Working Group: Digital Rights, 25 March 2021


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